The Bear Omelet

One of my favorite new shows is The Bear on Hulu. If you’ve never seen it, it’s amazing. Especially if you’ve ever worked in a busy restaurant trying to make its place in an overcrowded industry. I’m not going to get into a long synopsis (watch it!) but for a quick summary, the main character, [...]

The BEST Vegetarian Chili

The BEST Vegetarian Chili

I’ve eaten a lot of vegetarian chili in my life, and while most of it is good, this is the best one I’ve ever had. Unlike most that rely on meat substitutes or too many beans, this one is made of veggies, with a couple of secret ingredients. There are several steps to this that [...]

chocolate mint smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

If you like smoothies, but get tired of the standard berry, banana, and yogurt mix, this chocolate mint smoothie is for you. Fresh mint is one of my favorite things. It’s bright and zippy, while also being refreshing. There are lots of ways to use it —I love using it in iced coffee, or one [...]

rose tea blend

Coconut Rose Tea Blend

I don’t drink a lot of tea in the summer. My summer nights are filled with back porch beers or happy hour margaritas outdoors. When it starts to get cold, however, that all changes. It’s not that I give up on cocktails. But I certainly don’t drink as many outside. Instead, on cold nights, I [...]

bruleed berry oats

Bruleed Berry Oats

Oatmeal is something I typically eat when the weather is cooler. There’s just something more comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal than a ice cold smoothie in the morning. But oatmeal can get boring. We all know this. Brown sugar and cinnamon. Maple syrup and pecans. Bananas. Peanut butter. Any combination of these. They’re [...]

paleo birthday cake cookies

Paleo Birthday Cake Cookies

Paleo birthday cake cookies are the perfect birthday (or any day!) treat. In my quest to cut back on sugar, I’m on a mission to make the best low-sugar treats I can find. Sometimes that includes making them, as the case with these paleo birthday cake cookies. I want to make a disclaimer here before [...]

birthday brownies

Birthday Brownies with No Whip Frosting

An easy brownie recipe with no whip frosting is always a hit. Boxed brownies are easy. But no-box brownies are almost as easy and infinitely better. I said what I said. These birthday brownies (I only call them that because it’s almost my birthday and they have sprinkles!) come together in one bowl. They taste [...]

one blueberry muffin

One Blueberry Muffin

Ever want just one blueberry muffin? You’re in the right place. If you bake a lot, you know the pain of trying not to eat everything yourself. I often give things away, but I also eat a lot more cookies, bread, and pie than a person reasonably should. It’s rough. So mug cakes and things [...]

strawberry coconut cupcakes

Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

Strawberry coconut cupcakes are perfect for a light end-of-summer dessert. I bake a lot. In order to not eat it all myself, I often deliver treats to everyone I know. So whenever there’s a party or gathering, I’m always asked to bring dessert. It can be exhausting at times, but I would be lying if [...]

cold brew smoothie

Almond Butter Cold Brew Smoothie

A cold brew smoothie to start your day is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix. My morning routine starts with a piping hot cup of strong coffee with lots of milk. But if you remember from July, I have kind of been on a cold brew kick. It’s been so hot and humid [...]